Anthony Gregory's American Surveillance: Intelligence, Privacy, and the Fourth PDF

By Anthony Gregory

ISBN-10: 0299308804

ISBN-13: 9780299308803

To safeguard its electorate from damage, needs to the govt. have unfettered entry to all info? Or, needs to own privateness be defended in any respect bills from the encroachment of a surveillance country? And, doesn’t the structure already guard us from such intrusions? while the subject of debate is intelligence-gathering, privateness, or Fourth modification protections opposed to unreasonable seek and seizure, the result's often extra warmth than light.

            Anthony Gregory demanding situations such simplifications, providing a nuanced heritage and research of those tough matters. He highlights the complexity of the connection among the collection of intelligence for nationwide safety and countervailing efforts to protect person privateness. The Fourth modification prohibiting unreasonable searches and seizures deals no panacea, he unearths, in struggling with attacks on privacy—whether by way of the NSA, the FBI, neighborhood police, or extra mundane administrative businesses. Given the expansion of know-how, including the ambiguities and useful difficulties of imposing the Fourth modification, advocates for privateness protections have to paintings on a number of coverage fronts.

“This attention-grabbing overview of the shifts and accretions of yank legislation and tradition is full of ancient surprises and twenty-first-century shocks, so important in an period of gross American ahistoricality and cultural acquiescence to the technological nation. each flag-waving patriot, each dissenter, each pass judgement on and police officer, each small-town mayor and each president may still learn America Surveillance. we've got paintings to do!”—Lt. Col. Karen U. Kwiatkowski, (Ret.), former Senior Operations employees Officer, place of work of the Director, nationwide protection Agency

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